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Learn the art of a clutter-free desk with this Instagram account of enviable, minimalist offices

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When it comes to interiors inspiration, there's nothing we love more than a beautifully curated Instagram feed of chic and minimalist designs.

And while we are much more likely to be found lusting after free-standing baths and clean white bedding than a plain wooden desk, the Minimal Setups Instagram account has grabbed our attention.

Every desk in the feed is 100% clutter-free - there's not a balled up piece of paper in sight. Unlike our own rather stressful work stations, these are the minimalist desks of our dreams.

And they're far from boring, with many dressed in clean monochrome colours and chic moderate decoration.

Research has demonstrated that working in a clean and tidy environment can have a number of benefits on our lives, including reduced stress levels and a likelihood of eating more healthily, and you only have to look at the global popularity of Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, to see there's a huge appetite for being tidy.

So why not give your desk a little makeover a la Minimal Setups? Whether you're seeking inspiration for your home or the office, see below for our top 10 picks of desk candy with helpful tips to inspire you to overhaul your own work space.

Hang art using clipboards rather than traditional frames

Position your desk near a window to ensure plenty of natural light

Put a single flower in an intricate glass jug

A white coffee cup makes for a chic pen pot

A glass terrarium makes an unusual statement

Hang potted plants from a mounted wall rack

Choose a colour scheme (and stick to it!)

Storage boxes will keep any necessary clutter out of sight

Opt for a desk with built-in drawers to free up your work space

Stack books horizontally, rather than vertically, to free up space

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Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Features Editor at Stylist

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